Uber has arrived in Ipoh, its 4th city in Malaysia, just in time for Chinese New Year. If you’re heading back to your hometown in Ipoh, you now have an alternative choice of a clean and safe ride on demand. Unlike KL, JB and Penang, the UberX service in Ipoh is running for this month only, starting from today until 29th February.
In terms of fare, you get to enjoy the same low rates with the base fare starting at RM1, followed by RM0.25/minute and RM0.50/KM. So instead of driving, you can beat the highway jams by taking a KTM train to Ipoh, and get around town using Uber. Uber highlights that since they have just started, availability may be limited at first. They added that they are working hard to get more cars on the road to minimise wait times.
In case you missed it, Uber has challenged us to leave our cars at home for a week and only use Uber to get around town. With their new low rates, they reckon that Uber is affordable enough to replace car ownership. Find out how we’ve done so far over here.